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Liberal Arts


Liberal Arts Program

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts is both a stand-alone degree and a transfer degree. For students transferring to four-year schools, it covers the curriculum needed for the first two years of baccalaureate study. The degree includes a general education curriculum of 35-38 credit hours, which is accepted by all New Mexico state colleges and universities as the general education core for degree completion.

The Liberal Arts degree offers a Sustainability Track, with direct transfer to University of New Mexico's Sustainability Minor.  

The Online Liberal Arts (OLA) Program is a way to earn your Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and finish in 16 months. A Liberal Arts AA provides skills in problem solving, creativity, communication, and more! This intensive, fast-paced, and full-time program is perfect for new college students who want a structured and supportive online learning environment.

*You must be Math and English ready (MATH 1210 or 1310 AND ENG 0950 or RDG 0950 or provide equivalent Accuplacer, SAT or ACT scores) before starting the program. However, if you aren't quite there yet, contact the School of CHSS to  discuss options and to design a readiness plan. 

Complete your coursework at home, the library, or anywhere with a broadband internet connection. Work on assignments in places you are comfortable without driving to a classroom. This program is designed to maximize your time and effort at a low cost.